Ingrid Sturgis, M.A., Journalism
(Ingrid Sturgis Lake)
525 Bryant St., NW
Washington, DC 20059
202-806-5124 (office phone)
New York University
City College of New York
Assistant Professor – New Media
Raritan Valley Community College
Hearst Visiting Professional
Langmia, K; Tia, T.; O’Brien, P.; Sturgis, I. (Eds.) (2013). Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice. Rowman and Littlefield Ltd (Lexington Books: Lanham, Maryland).
Sturgis, I. (2012). Are traditional media dead? Can journalism survive in the digital world? New York, NY: International Debate Education Association.
Sturgis, I. (2004). Aunties:35 writers celebrate their other mother. New York, NY: Ballantine Books.
Sturgis, I. (1997). The Nubian wedding book. New York, NY: Crown Books.
Lamb, Y. R., Sturgis, I., & Fancher, C. (2008). Teaching converged media through news coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential election and inauguration. (20 ed., Vol. 1, pp. 91-102). New Delhi: Asia Pacific Media Educator. Retrieved from http://ro.uow.edu.au/apme/vol1/iss20/9
Shurn, T., & Sturgis, I. (2013, April). In Constance Bland (Chair). Experiences teaching collaboration for game innovation to computer science students. Paper delivered at the 2013 symposium on computing at minority institutions Association of computer science/engineering departments at minority institutions (admi).
Chapters in Books
Sturgis, I. (2013). Gaming your course. Social Media: Pedagogy and Practice. Rowman and Littlefield Ltd (Lexington Books: Lanham, Maryland).
Sturgis, I. (2012). Writing for the web. Media writing for strategic communications. New York: Great River Technologies.
Sturgis, I. (2012). Gathering information. Media writing for strategic communications. New York: Great River Technologies.
Other Selected Articles:
Sturgis, I. (2013). Social Media Optimization. In Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. (accepted). Thousand Oaks, CA 91320: CQ Press.
Sturgis, I. (2013). Color of Change. In Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. (accepted). Thousand Oaks, CA 91320: CQ Press.
Sturgis, I. (2013). Legacy Media/Old Media. In Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. (accepted). Thousand Oaks, CA 91320: CQ Press.
This comprehensive encyclopedia will be marketed to academic and public libraries as a print and digital product available to students via the library’s electronic services.
Sturgis, I. (2012, April). The online frontier: More colleges are exploring web-based teaching to better serve diverse student populations. Supplement: The Chronicle of Higher Education/Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Vol. 29,(No. 3). Retrieved April 2013 from http://mydigimag.rrd.com/display_article.php?id=998438.
Sturgis, I. (2013, April). Game-based learning: A college professor’s perspective on gaming in the classroom. Edtech Magazine. Retrieved April 13, 2013 from http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2013/04/college-professors-perspective-gaming-classroom.
Sturgis, I. (2012, April). Just us: Single gender schools retool to attract students and remain relevant. (36-39) Supplement: The Chronicle of Higher Education/Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Vol. 29,( No. 3).
Sturgis, I. (Fall 2012). Digitally Speaking: Online Courses Open Windows of Opportunity. Howard Magazine, Vol. 21, (No. 1).
Sturgis, I. (2010). The winds of change: Poynter institute retools for modern media century. APME (Associated Press Managing Editors magazine), Retrieved from http://www.apme.com/resource/resmgr/magazine/APMEFALL2010.pdf.
Sturgis, I. (2012, Winter). AEJMC: Using Google maps and Google groups in beat coverage by students in reporting and writing course. Social media in the classroom: Tips & tools from the best blog, Retrieved from http://aejmc.blogspot.com/2010/05/social-media-in-classroom-using-google.html.
Sturgis, I. (2010, February/March). Review: Be the media. Quill and scroll.
Sturgis, I. (2006, Jan.-Feb). Bidding for history: Swan galleries’ auction of rare manuscripts and printed African Americana draws buyers who appreciate its importance. Black Issues Book Review.
Sturgis, I. (January/February 2005) Adventures in the blogosphere: As Internet journals come into their own, African American voices are rising above the noise, Black Issues Book Review.
Sturgis, I. (November/December 2005) E-clubs: an update on online book clubs that unite eager readers and authors, Black Issues Book Review.
Sturgis, I. (September/October 2005) Favorite places: online resources let book lovers surf for services, Black Issues Book Review.
Sturgis, I. (Nov.-Dec. 2004) Sing it again: beloved old African-American spirituals find a new following, Black Issues Book Review.
Sturgis, I. (November 2005) Make your passion pay! Start your own business by identifying your purpose, Essence.
Sturgis, I. (2002) Anniversary of AIDS crisis, with related article, the crisis in Africa, Essence.com.
Sturgis, I. (2002) The big ‘C’ (Why men won’t commit, based on Internet poll), Essence.com.
Sturgis, I. (May 2000) Whitney changes flavor, BET Weekend.
Sturgis, I. (August 1998) Tom Joyner: Is black radio soaring with the fly jock? BET Weekend.
Sturgis, I. (February 1996) Renaissance woman: Dorothy West tells tales of strength, BET Weekend.
Sturgis, I. (June 1996) Her works of art: June Kelly has made it her business to develop African-American artists and a national market for their work. Emerge.
Sturgis, I. (February 1995) Living the gospel (Training black clergy for urban ministries at New York Theological Society), Emerge.
Sturgis, I. (September 1993) Black images in advertising: A revolution is being televised in 30-second commercials, Emerge.
Sturgis, I. (March 1991) Censorship by Omission: Black art faces more than Jesse Helms, Emerge (Reprinted March 1991 as Monochrome Museums, New York Newsday).
Sturgis, I. (March 1990) Breaking through the glass ceiling: Invisible barriers continue to keep women from reaching the top, Poughkeepsie Journal.
Sturgis, I. (July 1990) The art of the dealers: Even in a bull market for African-American Art, black dealers and gallery owners are finding the business of art tougher than ever, Black Enterprise.
Faculty advisor for Social Media Club that enhances experiential and classroom learning, currently nearly 14 student club members. Activities have included blogging for beginners, resume review and Washington Post visit. Two students from the Social Media Club were part of a team that came in second place in the Howard Hackathon for creating a food app. http://www.scs.howard.edu/category/tags/hackathon.
• Advanced Reporting & Writing. This intensive course emphasizes advanced development of reportorial, writing, critical-thinking and research skills.
• Copy Editing. Emphasis is on editing across multimedia platforms, including text for the Internet, newspapers, magazines and audio/visual elements such as Sound Slides, videos and photo galleries.
• News Game: Directed Study. News Games explores the emergence of news games as a tool for journalistic storytelling.
• Multimedia Storytelling. An introduction to basic elements of multimedia journalistic storytelling, including audio, video, slideshows and online journalism formats as well as the use of social media tools.
• Publication Production and Design. Combines theory and actual practice to demonstrate the techniques of publication production and the principles of layout and design.
• Reporting and Writing. Upper-level course helps students develop skills in covering a beat.
• Specialized Reporting: Magazine Editing and Production. This course explores all aspects of the broad range of editorial responsibilities.
• Writing for the Media. Covers the fundamentals of journalism.
Sturgis, I. (2012, May) Guest Lecture. Teresa Redd, Ph.D. (Director), Leveraging Social Media to Enhance African American Students’ Learning. Presentation conducted at CETLA. The link to the video of the presentation is here: http://www.cetla.howard.edu/new_showcase/lectures/index.html
Sturgis, I. (2011, November). Social media and older persons workshop. Presentation delivered at Howard University School of Social Work, Multidisciplinary Gerontology Center. Washington, D.C.
Social media for public relations professionals. Prof. Charles Fancher’s public relations class. Spring 2009.
Effective use of social media in business, Entrepreneurship Research and Resource Center (CERRC), November 18, 2011.
Theses or Dissertations directed
Lakew, G. (2010) How do print and online media affect the way college age African immigrants self identify culturally? Annenberg Honors Thesis.
Conway, Z. (2010) Developing a sense of community online: A study on how Black American college students perceive Black celebrity gossip websites. (Unpublished master’s thesis.) Howard University, Washington.
Advisor for Ph.D. candidate Monza Laounodji Mbairessem, a student in Multimedia Storytelling. Provided multimedia guidance for his project “Medicine Goes Traditional, Alternative and Complementary Now.”
Sturgis, I. (2010, October). Social media use in covering elections. Fulbright-Hays U.S. Speaker and Specialist. Two-day presentation delivered at U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.
Sturgis, I. (2010, June). Government 2.0: from traditional to social media reaching people. Three-day presentation delivered at Bermuda Department of Communication and Information.
Sturgis, I. (2013, August). Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom: Common Ground Between Professionals and Academics? Panelist at AEJMC convention, Washington, D.C.
Sturgis, I. (2013, August). Panel Session: AEJMC/Knight Bridge Grants: Bringing the Knight News challenge into JMC classrooms. Using Ushahidi and Mobile Media Toolkit to train new generation of black press.
Sturgis, I. (2012, February). Blacks and technology. Panelist at New York Times black history month luncheon, New York, N.Y.
Sturgis, I. (2011, September). Tia Tyree (Co-Chair). The nuts and bolts of creating and using social media. Presentation delivered at Bowie State University and Howard University. Social media technology conference and workshop. Retrieved from http://socialmediatechnologyconference.com. Member of planning committee for 2012 conference at Howard and 2013 at Bowie.
Sturgis, I. (2012, September). Gaming your class: Can badges, avatars and experience points increase student engagement and outcomes. Presentation delivered at Howard University at Social media technology conference and workshop. Retrieved from http://socialmediatechnologyconference.com. Member of planning committee for 2013 conference at Howard.
Presentations at Professional Meetings
Sturgis, I. (2013, July). One-day intensive. Gravatars, Plugins, Widgets and Themes: WordPress Crash Course. NABJ convention. Orlando, Fla.
Sturgis, I. (2013, June). CPATH Expertise Colloquium. Presentation: Use of gaming techniques, social media and badging to create a quiz based on the Associated Press Stylebook. Villanova, Pa.
Sturgis, I. (2011, August). Getting in the flow: Social media for beginners. Presentation delivered at National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention, Philadelphia.
Social media for beginners. PPT
Sturgis, I. (2011, March). Telling our stories: Writing for publication. Presentation delivered at New York Presbyterian – Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center (N.Y.) Regional Perinatal Center’s 7th annual nursing leadership retreat.
Sturgis, I. (2009, October). New media tips and tools for health care journalism II. Presentation delivered at National Health Policy Training Alliance for Communities of Color Health Policy Journalism Institute covering health disparities.
National Science Foundation CPATH Distributed Expertise project. 2012. Subcontractor. AP Stylebook Game: In progress. Use of gaming techniques, social media and badging to create a quiz based on the Associated Press Stylebook. Co-Pi Lillian Cassel, Ph.D., Villanova University. Co-Pi Kim Pearson, M.A., The College of New Jersey. Grant: $15,000.
Sturgis, I. (2013, August). Panel Session: AEJMC/Knight Bridge Grants: Bringing the Knight News challenge into JMC classrooms. Using Ushahidi and Mobile Media Toolkit to train new generation of black press. $8,000
Interdisciplinary Research Course Redesign Seminar. 2012. Carnegie-Mellon-funded faculty group. Howard University. Grant: $2,000.
IWMF’s Global Digital News Frontier Grant. 2012. Finalist. Development of website fully-connected.com. Grant level: $20,000.
The Knight News Challenge. 2012. Media innovation contest that aims to advance the future of news by funding new ways to digitally inform communities. $200,000.
Faculty Summer Research Fellowship 2012. Mobile Money for the Unbanked.” seeks to establish the importance of mobile banking as an opportunity to provide financial services and to identify potential factors that could lead to the adoption of mobile banking services among low-income African-Americans and black immigrants. Grant level: $15,000.
2011 New Media Women Entrepreneur awards. Grant to support ingenuity and entrepreneurial abilities in women. Supported by the McCormick Foundation. Grant level: $12,000.
SOCL: Social networking for Online Community-based Learning. 2010. Joined as an institution in research project to create an open source, online social networking platform customized to the needs of faculty and students. Current Status: $1.35M NSF grant proposal is unfunded. http://socl.tntlab.org/index.php?title=Partnering_Institutions
Multimedia Reporting Workshop. Department of State’s open competition for the Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on New Media in Journalism (ECA/A/E/USS-11-11). 2012. Grant level: $240,000.
IWMF’s Global Digital News Frontier Grant. Applied for grant to develop website renewingwomen.com. Grant level: $20,000. 2010.
The Knight News Challenge is a media innovation contest that aims to advance the future of news by funding new ways to digitally inform communities. $200,000. 2010.
2010 New Media Women Entrepreneurs, a grant to support ingenuity and entrepreneurial abilities in women. Supported by the McCormick Foundation. Grant level: $12,000.
Research in Progress
AEJMC/Knight Bridge Grants: Bringing the Knight News challenge into JMC classrooms. Ushahidi and Mobile Media to train new generation of black press. Working with Black press to crowdsource article on school closings.
Government 2.0: from traditional to social media reaching people. Government of Bermuda’s use of social media to reach publics.
Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) theory. Black students and social media.
News Game. Use of gaming techniques, social media and badging to create a quiz based on the Associated Press Stylebook.
Pro-Amateur Hyperlocal Reporting by Howard University Campus Press. Initiates the research on the pace of modernization and new media transformation at black newspapers, specifically to investigate 10 years of professional and amateur hyperlocal reporting by websites Howard University News Service as resource for black news publications to improve the viability and sustainability.
Sturgis, I. (2012, November) Slide presentation of research. J. McClure (Chair), Mobile Money for the Unbanked. Symposium conducted Society of New Communications Research at the meeting of SCNR, Palo Alto, California.
Sturgis, I. (2011, May). Government 2.0: from traditional to social media reaching people. . Paper presented at Ahlist-11, Association of History, Literature, Science and Technology. Hosted by College of Technology, University of Houston.
Sturgis, I. (2011, October). Mobile money. Roundtable discussion at Journalism Interactive (J/I) conference, University of Maryland. Roundtable panelist, paper, mobile money.
Sturgis, I. (2010, August). The benefits and drawbacks in the use of College Publisher as a content management system for campus newspapers. . Roundtable discussion at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference.
Sturgis, I. (2009, October). Digital divide and the African-American community: Self-segregation or white flight? International Association of Online Communicators (IAOC) conference.
Employment/Volunteer Professional Services
Opportunities For All, Inc. Consulting with Hamilton, N.J.-based employment placement company, to develop online courses to prevent recidivism and to train ex-offenders to enter job market.
Soul of America. Social Media consultant for black travel website. Helped to develop social media strategy to update website and increase traffic.
AOL (formerly America Online)
Senior Programming Manager. Led team in development of world-class interactive multimedia content across news, sports and business channels at BlackVoices.com, the No. 1 Web site for African-Americans.
Howard University John H. Johnson School of Communications, Dept. of Journalism
Hearst Visiting Professional. Developed syllabus and taught inaugural undergraduate magazine editing and production course.
Editor. Directed Web team at the premier online destination for Black women.
Managing Editor. As founding managing editor, played an integral role managing the day-to-day operation for magazine start-up.
Managing Editor. Managed the day-to-day operation of award-winning national lifestyle, arts and entertainment magazine.
Copy Editor. Edited daily stories on the metro and suburban desks.
Special Sections Editor. Oversaw production of 30 broadsheet- and tabloid-sized special sections a year, including personal finance, home improvement, bridal and holiday magazines.
Contributing Editor. Contributed cover and feature stories for national monthly magazine geared to Black readers.
Features Reporter. Developed and wrote feature stories for daily newspaper.
Business Reporter. Moved from features copy desk to business reporter.
Bank Systems and Equipment
Associate Editor. Covered bank computer systems and software for monthly trade.
Business Editor. New York Pulse. A New York Times Company. Involved in the initial efforts to build interactive information system.
Freelance Writer. Researched and wrote lifestyle stories for monthly singles magazine.
Radio Reporter. Reported and produced news for half-hour weekend newscast.
New York City Board of Education
Teacher. Taught art and other subjects in junior high schools.
Honors, Awards and Other Distinctions
2013. Kopenhaver Center Fellow. Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University and the Commission on the Status of Women of AEJMC.
2012. Fellowship. Business Journalism Professors Seminar. Arizona State University, Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism. Weeklong course in learning to teach business journalism.
2011. Scholarship. Mobile Media: Opportunities on the Move. American Press Institute.
2011-2013 Fellowship. Society of New Communications Research. Mobile money for the unbanked research seeks to establish the importance of mobile banking as an opportunity to provide financial.
2010 Fellowship. Knight Digital Media Center’s Entrepreneurship Boot Camp, at University Southern California.
2010 Fellowship. Knight Digital Media Center’s Web 2.0 Training for Journalists at University of California, Berkeley.
2009/2010 Fellowship. Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Faculty Development Grant. Multimedia Workshop for Faculty at HBCUs at Western Kentucky University, School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Bowling Green, Ky.
1999 Stanford Professional Publishing Course, Stanford University
1999 Unity Awards in Media, Reporting of Economics, BET Weekend Magazine
1989 New York Association of Black Journalists Service Award
1982 Fairchild Fellowship in Journalism at New York University
1978 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Membership and Offices in Learned or Professional Societies
• Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Minorities and Communications Division.
• Online News Association.
• National Association of Black Journalists. Digital Journalism Taskforce.
• New York Association of Black Journalists. Lifetime member.
• Society of Professional Journalists.
• Association of Health Care Journalists.
Training and Skills
Sponsored Research Certification. 3/8/11
Concur Training 12/2011
WC06 Handling the Paper Load on 12/09/12
BB21 Creating and Managing Portfolios on 1/18/2012
CETLA’s 2011/2013 Syllabus Award Competition. Honorable Mention. Multimedia Storytelling
CRSI Course Redesign Seminar: Designing Hybrid Courses on 06/13/11
FB01 Teaching with Facebook, 2/15/2011
ID01 Designing Syllabi, 5/21/2010
Faculty Development: The Promotion and Tenure Process. 12/3/2010
BB08 Upgrading from Blackboard 8 to 9, 5/15/2009
DLSI Best Practices in Distance-Learning Seminar, 6/8/2009
ELSI Entrepreneurship Seminar, 06/24/09
BB07 Maintaining an Online Gradebook, 01/13/10
WC12 Discouraging Plagiarism. Spring 2009
BB01 Building Blackboard Courses. Spring 2009
BB03 Getting the Most out of the Chatroom. Spring 2009
BB06 Creating Tests and Surveys. Spring 2009
2013 AEJMC annual convention in Washington Attended Aug. 7-10. Member of Multicultural Committee. AEJMC/Knight Bridge Grant Presentation: Bringing the Knight News challenge into JMC classrooms. Ushahidi and Mobile Media to train new generation of black press.
2010 AEJMC annual convention in Denver. Attended Aug. 4-7. Member of Multicultural Committee. Presented paper on College Publisher in the Classroom.
2009 AEJMC Annual Convention in Boston. Attended Aug. 5-8. Member of Multicultural Committee.
2011 Grant Preparation Workshop. Howard University.
2008 Bryant Park Toastmasters: Competent Communicators Certificate, NYC, 2008
• Google Adwords. Took training in the Google Certified Professional program. 2011.
• Omniture SiteCatalyst Web Analytics, AOL 2007.
• Project Management Basics, AOL 2007.
• AOL SEO Certification, including standards, strategy, tools and assessment, AOL 2007.
• Managing for Superior Results, Time Inc., 2004.
• Creating Web Graphics 1 and 2, Time Inc., NYC, 2003.
• Microsoft Excel: Introduction to Spreadsheets, Time Inc., NYC, 2003.
• New Media Training Workshop, Columbia University School of Journalism, 2001.
• Society of Newspaper Designers workshop, Detroit News, 1992.
• Management Training Workshop, Poughkeepsie Journal, 1990.
John H. Johnson, School of Communications
Department of Journalism
Developed panel for the Communications Job & Internship Fair: “Leaders Of The Innovation Nation” featuring New media innovators with Matt Thompson, Editorial Product Manager, National Public Radio (NPR), Mike Lewis, HUSOC alumnus and principal, OM Digital, and Andre Holmes, Entrepreneur, Creative Strategist.
Meeting with African NGO Leaders, April 9, arranged by the State Department. Discussed possibility of setting up distance-learning courses in social media that provides a certificate.
APT Committee. Served with committee members on routine, non-tenure assignments such as peer evaluations and resume review for possible hires. 2012.
Chair, Curriculum Committee. School of Communications. Worked on curriculum to advance PCAR goals for the school. Worked on curriculum to upgrade courses and redesign scheme for Journalism Department to address multimedia advancements in the profession. Working with committee to develop new media workshops for SOC DOJ students and faculty. Fall 2008-2011.
Chair, Curriculum Committee. Journalism Department. Worked with committee to review Department of Journalism curriculum to upgrade courses and redesign scheme to address multimedia advancements in the profession. Worked with committee to develop new media workshops for SOC DOJ students and faculty. Fall 2008-present.
Member, Departmental Student Affairs Committee. 2008-2009.
Chair, Curriculum Committee. Schoolwide. Worked with committee to review Department of Journalism curriculum to upgrade courses and redesign scheme to address multimedia advancements in the profession. Worked with faculty to re-envision the School of Communications. Worked as part of Journalism and RTVF departments to combine into one department. Worked with committee to develop new media workshops for SOC DOJ students and faculty. 2011-1013.
Member, Howard Media Group. A scholarly collaborative formed by communications faculty at Howard University in 2009 who wanted to direct their research toward more active engagement with public communications policy. 2011-present.
AEJMC paper reviewer for the MAC division. 2011
1. African-American Students’ Perceptions of Public Relations Education and Practice: Implications for Minority Recruitment. All Academic Code: 519689.
2. Expanding the Parameters of Research on the News Media & the Other: The Faisal Shahzad Case Study and ‘Homegrown’ Terrorism. All Academic Code: 519360.
3. Hos and hashtags: The social dialect of trending topics. All Academic Code: 520767.
4. Localized news agenda and steady advertising sale: A content analysis of Florida’s African-American newspapers. All Academic Code: 519033.
Public and Community Service
City and Regional Magazine Association Magazine Awards (Judge) 2001-2003 2005-2012.
Board of Trustees. First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, Somerset, NJ, 2005-Present.
Created workshop Web 2.0 for Journalists. Teaching use of social media for journalists, including mashups, data visualization, use of Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, etc.
Incorporate Blackboard and multimedia storytelling tools in all of my classes. Incorporate use of Google groups to encourage student engagement. Required students to keep a blog that explained how they were able to complete assignments.
Experiential and Service Learning
Greensboro Project. Worked with journalism and RTVF students and faculty for converged team coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Greensboro sit-in. Supervised and assessed assignments for Journalism and RTVF students. Developed blog site to showcase student work. Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2010
Advising and Mentoring
• Serve as an academic advisor in Department of Journalism. 2009-2012
Wrote letters of recommendations for 10 students – one was accepted into the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and into — Alexis Barnes.
Another was finalist for the 2013 Rangel Fellowship – Janae Martin.
Participated in the Hilltop Policy Board in the 2012.
• Serve as informal advisor for students who opt to publish their work on the Web. 2009-2012.
• Serve as advisor for 101 Magazine and Howard University News Service. 2009-2011.
• Helped re-launch Black College View, which was renamed Howard University News Service. 2009-Present.
• Helped launch 101 Magazine, new national student-run publication. 2009-2011.
• Blogging Workshop. Had 39 students as members of workshop. Also focus on social media and multimedia tools.
• Freshman Orientation. Directed a treasure hunt with class to visit local landmarks and to use Facebook, Flickr and other social media tools to report on visits.
• ONA10 Student Newsroom Mentor. Online News Association conference, Washington, D.C. Oct. 28-30.
• Mentor. 2013 Student Multimedia Project at the NABJ convention in Orlando, Fla.
• Mentor. 2012 Student Multimedia Project at the NABJ convention in New Orleans.
• Mentor. 2010 Student Multimedia Project at the NABJ convention in San Diego. The NABJ Student Multimedia Project offers a cross-platform training experience for students interested in pursuing journalism as a career.
• Mentor. ASNE Convention. Supervised students as they contributed to a community blog, Twitter feed and CoverItLive video.
Instructor. Aspire Program of Raritan Valley Community College, Somerset, N.J. Developed and taught writing workshop in summer college enrichment program for high school students sponsored by local community college, June-August 2009.
• Web strategist for Heart and Soul magazine. Redeveloped and re-launched website for Black women’s health magazine onto a blog platform with more interactive features. Set up Twitter and Facebook accounts.
• Lifetime member of New York Association of Black Journalists.
• Founder, Renewing Women. Organization to help women develop professionally and personally. 2005-present.
• Workshop trainer. Work with entrepreneurship group to teach social media skills for business. March 2010.